Fe has a special charm to it as
a Mexican town located here in the
US. It is the oldest state capital in North America. The original
colony was established by the Spanish conquistador Don Pedro de Peralta
in 1610. The heart of the city is the Central Plaza, around which the
town revolves. Santa Fe is a quaint town with a poplulation of 68,000
that is not sure if it is a small town or a larger city. Sixty miles by
highway from Albuquerque, it sits in the mountains at an elevation of
7000 feet so it is not as hot as most people think of when
think of summer in New Mexico. Dogs like the cooler temperatures as
well. Santa Fe is a dog-friendly town, with unique B&B
small hotels and specialty lodging and shops. It is an excellent
destination for a dog-friendly road trip to the southwest.
Santa Fe offers lots of pet-friendly
lodging. For guests seeking
hotels in the city you can choose the
Lodge at Santa Fe, Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe or the Hotel St. Francis.
There are vacation rentals in town if you want your own space and to
prepare your own meals. For unique lodging at a Japanese Spa and Resort
there is Ten Thousand Waves with massage and hot tubs. Some rooms have
private dog-proof courtyards as well.
When in Santa Fe most visitors do a lot of walking. That is the best
way to see the town with or without a dog. The hills above the city
have many hiking trails that are pet-friendly. Santa Fe itself is
rather small so you can walk to most places from most places in the
town. There is a Historic Walking Tour of Santa Fe. This is a
guided tour where your dog is welcome on most of the tour,
inside two buildings. You can take your dog to the New Mexico State
Capitol grounds. If shopping
is what you want to do, there are many specialty shops in Santa Fe,
many that allow leashed well-behaved dogs. Try the Shops at Sanbusco at
500 Montezuma Avenue or the Santa Fe Premium Outlets. If you want an
off-leash dog park there is the Frank Ortiz Park Off-Leash Area on
Camino Las Crucitas.
Santa Fe is a hub for a host of driving tours. Some are local. Others
cover many states and include the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, the
Old Spanish National Historic Trail and the Trail of Tears National
Historic Site. You can explore the local portions of these multi-state
dining is booming in Santa Fe
and New Mexico. In 2011 the State
Legislator officially legalized dogs at outdoor restaurants throughout
the state. There already were a host of dog-friendly restaurants in
Santa Fe. Try Atomic Grill, Milagro 139 or a host of other restaurants.
If you see a patio restaurant while walking in town that you like ask
if your dog is welcome. There is a good chance that they will be.
Nearby trips from Santa Fe include the short drive to Albuquerque
60 miles south on I-25, Or north on I-25 to Colorado
Springs and Denver.
10,000 Waves Japanese Spa and Resort
Santa Fe, NM
Japanese-style spa & resort offers outdoor hot tubs, spa suites, massage, facials, and spa services. Dogs welcome in the guest lodgings (some with dog-proof courtyards) and in private spa environments. Near great hiking in the hills above Santa Fe, ten minutes from downtown.
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Santa Fe, NM
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